About Me

I have worked with clients from across the world, with varied backgrounds facing many different life stressors for which they are seeking help. Clients don’t come to me with their problems- they come to me with their solutions that are not working. Most often the solutions (symptoms) make sense when viewed as being micro-adaptations to environmental stressors or an attempt to solve the problem. What I have found to be true and what the research also indicates is that a key factor in effective therapy, is the working relationship between the client and therapist. At this point of the bio I can start throwing out many different treatment modalities that I use, explain my theoretical framework or use catchy phrases like 'unconditional positive regard, client centered treatment' however, I find that to be effective in my role I need to explain things in ways that they can easily be understood. I imagine that we all have an invisible bucket we carry around with us on a daily basis. Sometimes we add things (stressors) to our bucket and sometimes those around us dump their things in our bucket also. When our bucket has become overfilled, this is when problems begin to happen in our day to day lives. My goal is to give you a safe place to empty your overflowing bucket and learn ways to keep it from getting so filled up. We will explore your issues, help you to articulate what you're feeling/thinking and strategize on how to make meaningful, lasting change. As a bonus, I might even make you crack a smile or laugh on occasion. You are not a machine with broken parts, you are a human being with unmet needs. Being human, we seek comfort and predictability. So you are to be commended for stepping out of your comfort zone, choosing action rather than status quo! I look forward to meeting you and developing our therapeutic relationship.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #0000007131 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by L.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He shows that he cares always asks how I’m feeling and doing and has giving me great suggestions for dealing with my problems.

Written by C.L. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Thom Barry is confident kind and compassionate as a counsellor. He offered non judgemental advice and offered tips and suggestions that were productive and have elicited extremely good results .
I am particularly impressed by his willingness to engage with holistic practice and it provides a reassuring insight in to medicine and the treatment of depressive disorders. also anyone whocan stay in the face of a storm literally is a good reassuring individual to have at the end of a phone!